People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations has said. UN officials said armed groups have stepped up assaults in Cabo Delgado province, where a rebellion by a group that espouses its[…]
Riyadh has drawn outrage from human rights advocates after it put to death 37 people and displayed a mutilated body of one of them on a pole. The execution was carried out after “sham trials,” Amnesty International said. The ultra-conservative kingdom on Tuesday beheaded 37 of its citizens in its[…]
Fifteen people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains have appeared before a judge in Morocco. The attorney general’s office in Rabat said in a statement on Sunday that the prosecution requested the investigation of the suspects for “setting up a gang to prepare and commit terrorist[…]
The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded another Canadian hostage held on a southern Philippine island after ransom demands apparently were not met. Robert Hall was confirmed dead on Monday by a military source who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity prior to the official announcement. “Today, Canadian kidnap[…]
The family of a Cape Town teenager who was strangled, stabbed and beheaded in 2013 wants his killer to spend life behind bars. In a surprise turn of events on Monday, Aljar Swartz admitted in the Western Cape High Court to killing 15-year-old Lee Adams. He said in a document[…]
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Tuesday. ISIL, which controls swathes of Syria and[…]
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s Egypt affiliate, the Sinai Province, has published a still photo of the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it had threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service reported. The photo included a caption that said “killing of the[…]
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has beheaded two women and their husbands in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIL beheaded the couples after accusing them of using “magic for medicine”. It[…]
France has been placed on high alert after a person was found decapitated in what officials are calling a “terrorist” incident at a gas factory in southeastern France. French President Francois Hollande, speaking in Brussels, said the incident began shortly before 10am local time on Friday after a car crashed[…]
The parents of slain US aid worker Peter Kassig said Monday they would try to “forgive” Islamic State jihadists who beheaded their son, calling for healing and prayer as they mourned their loss. A video released Sunday by IS showed the beheading of 26-year-old Kassig, who took the name Abdul-Rahman after[…]
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